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Definition of SINK

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Sink \Sink\ (s[i^][ng]k), v. i. [imp. {Sunk} (s[u^][ng]k), or ({Sank} (s[a^][ng]k)); p. p. {Sunk} (obs. {Sunken}, -- now used as adj.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sinking}.] [OE. sinken, AS. sincan; akin to D. zinken, OS. sincan, G. sinken, Icel. s["o]kkva, Dan. synke, Sw. sjunka, Goth. siggan, and probably to E. silt. Cf. {Silt}.]
     1. To fall by, or as by, the force of gravity; to descend lower and lower; to decline gradually; to subside; as, a stone sinks in water; waves rise and sink; the sun sinks in the west. [1913 Webster]

              I sink in deep mire.                  --Ps. lxix. 2. [1913 Webster]

     2. To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate. [1913 Webster]

              The stone sunk into his forehead.     --1 San. xvii.
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     3. Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely. [1913 Webster]

              Let these sayings sink down into your ears. --Luke ix. 44. [1913 Webster]

     4. To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the ground, from weakness or from an overburden; to fail in strength; to decline; to decay; to decrease. [1913 Webster]

              I think our country sinks beneath the yoke. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              He sunk down in his chariot.          --2 Kings ix.
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              Let not the fire sink or slacken.     --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

     5. To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height. [1913 Webster]

              The Alps and Pyreneans sink before him. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To fall; subside; drop; droop; lower; decline; decay; decrease; lessen. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sink \Sink\ (s[i^][ng]k), v. t.
     1. To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship. [1913 Webster]

              [The Athenians] fell upon the wings and sank a single ship.                          --Jowett (Thucyd.). [1913 Webster]

     2. Figuratively: To cause to decline; to depress; to degrade; hence, to ruin irretrievably; to destroy, as by drowping; as, to sink one's reputation. [1913 Webster]

              I raise of sink, imprison or set free. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

              If I have a conscience, let it sink me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Thy cruel and unnatural lust of power Has sunk thy father more than all his years. --Rowe. [1913 Webster]

     3. To make (a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die. [1913 Webster]

     4. To bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste. [1913 Webster]

              You sunk the river repeated draughts. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     5. To conseal and appropriate. [Slang]
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              If sent with ready money to buy anything, and you happen to be out of pocket, sink the money, and take up the goods on account.              --Swift. [1913 Webster]

     6. To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore. [1913 Webster]

              A courtly willingness to sink obnoxious truths.
                                                    --Robertson. [1913 Webster]

     7. To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sink \Sink\ (s[i^][ng]k), n.
     1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes. [1913 Webster]

     2. A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen. [1913 Webster]

     3. A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; -- called also {sink hole}. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

     4. The lowest part of a natural hollow or closed basin whence the water of one or more streams escapes by evaporation; as, the sink of the Humboldt River. [Western U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     {Sink hole}.
        (a) The opening to a sink drain.
        (b) A cesspool.
        (c) Same as {Sink}, n., 3.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

499 Moby Thesaurus words for "sink":
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